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Garden City Community Park News: March 20, 2012

Registration for Women’s Tennis Leagues Begins

Sign ups for the 2012-2013 Community Park Tennis Center weekday women’s tennis leagues are underway. All players wishing to join can pick up and fill out an application at the Community Park Clubhouse; or download an application at

Current players have the first choice to rejoin their league and must be signed up for next season by Friday, April 27. After this date openings will be filled on a first-come, first- served basis by qualified players. If you do not come in first or second in your current group and you wish to move up, you may tryout for the group. If the pro ranks you at that level and there are openings, you can move to the next level. So get your application in as soon as possible.

All new players must attend a try-out (to be rated) with one of the pros before they can play in the league. You do not have to tryout for learn and play league. If you do not get into the league of your choice, you may sign up as a sub player. They will do their best to accommodate players, however there is limited court time and a limited number of openings in the women’s tennis leagues.

For more information please call Tom McGerty at the Community Park Clubhouse, 483-2525.

The fee to play is $460 per person for doubles and $470 per person for singles leagues.

Monday 3.0 doubles 1– 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday 2.5 doubles 11:30–1 p.m.

Wednesday 2.0 - 2.5 (coached play) 11:30–12:30 p.m.

Thursday 3.0 singles 11:30-12:30 p.m.

Thursday 3.5 doubles 12:30–2 p.m.

Friday 1.5 - 2.0 (instructional) 11 a.m.–noon

Friday 3.0 – 3.5 singles noon–1 p.m.

Registration for 2012 Men’s Spring Softball League

Applications for the Garden City Department of Recreation and Parks’ 2012 Men’s Softball League are now available online at Games will be played Monday through Thursday nights at 8:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The league fee is $500 per team for an eight game season. Openings are limited. Some teams may need additional players. If you are interested in playing, but don’t have a team please let us know and they will do their best to find a team spot for you. Applications are due Monday, March 26. For more information, call Tom McGerty at the Community Park Clubhouse, 483-2525.

Ladies Learn and Play Platform Tennis Returns

Spots are still open for the ladies learn and play program, which returns and will be instructed by Sue Tarzian, certified platform tennis instructor. This seven-week course will be held at the Community Park platform tennis courts from 7–8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings beginning March 19. This program is for beginners and advanced beginners only and participants must be Garden City residents. The fee for this program is $175, please make checks payable to Village of Garden City. To register please visit the Recreation and Parks Administration Office (108 Rockaway Ave.) or go to to download an application. For additional information call Tom at the Community Park Clubhouse, 483-2525.

Party! Party! Party!

If you are planning a birthday party, a group outing or just looking to get together with family, friends or co-workers, why not try miniature golf at Community Park. The course has twists and turns to excite players of all ages! They offer a beautiful setting with a shaded picnic area, a playground and a snack bar. Additionally this fun-filled activity is reasonably priced. So look into party packages and let the fun begin!

They are now booking parties for the 2012 season, which will start mid-April.

For more information or to book a party, call Tom at the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525.

Extra Tennis Court Time

Looking to play some extra tennis? Limited court space is available on various afternoons at the tennis center. Call the Community Park Clubhouse at 483-2525 for further information.